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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an Executive Order temporarily extending the expiration of valid driver’s licenses, state identification cards and commercial vehicle registrations that were set to expire during Michigan’s COVID-19 emergency declaration.

The temporary extension does not include motorists with suspended or revoked drivers licenses.

“In times of crisis and uncertainty, the last thing you want to think about is having to renew your driver’s license or state ID card,” Gov. Whitmer said in a statement. “It is my sincere hope this order gives all Michiganders with expiring identification some peace of mind as we continue our united front to slow the spread of COVID-19 across our state.”

The order, which took effect Monday (April 13) at 11:59 p.m., temporarily extends:

  • Commercial vehicle registrations, including temporary registrations set to expire on or after March 1, 2020 to June 30.
  • Driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and commercial driver’s licenses set to expire between March 1 and May 31, to June 30.

Those looking to renew their licenses should do so online at Michigan.gov/SOS.

The order also suspends penalties for driving with a recently expired but otherwise valid registration.

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